Japanese from Zero

The lessons and techniques used in this series have been taught successfully for over fifteen years in classrooms throughout the world.

Author: George Trombley

Publisher: Yesjapan Corporation

ISBN: 9780976998112

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 390

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Japanese From Zero! is an innovative and integrated approach to learning Japanese developed by professional Japanese interpreter George Trombley and co-writer Yukari Takenaka. The lessons and techniques used in this series have been taught successfully for over fifteen years in classrooms throughout the world. Using up-to-date and easy-to-grasp grammar, Japanese From Zero! is the perfect course for current students of Japanese as well as absolute beginners. In Book 2 of the Japanese From Zero! series, readers are taught new grammar concepts, over 800 new words and expressions, and also learn the katakana writing system. Features of Book 2: * Integrated Workbook with Answer Key * Over 800 New Words and Expressions * Learn to Read and Write Katakana * Easy-to-Understand Example Dialogues * Bilingual Glossaries with Kana and Romaji ...and much more!

First Thousand Words in German


Author: Heather Amery


ISBN: 9781409583035

Category: German language

Page: 64

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MODERN LANGUAGES (IE OTHER THAN ENGLISH). The classic Usborne word book as a bi-lingual German/English edition, illustrated by Stephen Cartwright. A thousand everyday words illustrated with busy scenes and labelled pictures to help children learn key German vocabulary. Ages 5+

OECD Economic Outlook Volume 2015

JAPAN The economic expansion was derailed in 2015 by a sharp slowdown in ... to zero with the decline in oil prices, is projected to reach 11⁄2 per cent by ...

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9264220313


Page: 312

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This OECD Economic Outlook analyses the current economic situation and examines the economic policies required to foster a sustained recovery in member countries. The present issue covers the outlook to end 2017 for both OECD countries and selected non OECD economies.

Diachrony of differential argument marking

In Old Japanese (OJ; 8th century), ga is a genitive case marker. ... marked by the other genitive no or by zero.1 (2) Old Japanese (MYS 4303; MYS 4191) a.

Author: Ilja A. Seržant

Publisher: Language Science Press

ISBN: 3961100853

Category: Electronic books

Page: 563

View: 390

While there are languages that code a particular grammatical role (e.g. subject or direct object) in one and the same way across the board, many more languages code the same grammatical roles differentially. The variables which condition the differential argument marking (or DAM) pertain to various properties of the NP (such as animacy or definiteness) or to event semantics or various properties of the clause. While the main line of current research on DAM is mainly synchronic the volume tackles the diachronic perspective. The tenet is that the emergence and the development of differential marking systems provide a different kind of evidence for the understanding of the phenomenon. The present volume consists of 18 chapters and primarily brings together diachronic case studies on particular languages or language groups including e.g. Finno-Ugric, Sino-Tibetan and Japonic languages. The volume also includes a position paper, which provides an overview of the typology of different subtypes of DAM systems, a chapter on computer simulation of the emergence of DAM and a chapter devoted to the cross-linguistic effects of referential hierarchies on DAM.

Chinese Japanese Competition and the East Asian Security Complex

Zhang Yun, “Sino-Japanese Economic Diplomacy Should Not be Zero Sum” (Zhong-Rijingji waijiao jingzheng buying shi linghe ... China File, November 2, 2015, ...

Author: Jeffrey Reeves

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315436310

Category: History

Page: 228

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This volume examines contemporary diplomatic, economic, and security competition between China and Japan in the Asia-Pacific region. The book outlines the role that Sino-Japanese competition plays in East Asian security, an area of study largely overlooked in contemporary writing on Asian security, which tends to focus on US–China relations and/or US hegemony in Asia. The volume focuses on Chinese and Japanese foreign policy under President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Shinzō Abe, and regional security dynamics within and between Asian states/institutions since 2012. It employs regional security complex theory as a theoretical framework to view Chinese and Japanese competition in the Asian region. In doing so, the volume draws on a "levels of analysis" approach to demonstrate the value in looking at security in the Asia-Pacific from a regional rather than global perspective. The vast majority of existing research on the region’s security tends to focus on great power relations and treats Asia as a sub-region within the larger global security architecture. In contrast, this volume shows how competition between the two largest Asian economies shapes East Asia’s security environment and drives security priorities across Asia’s sub-regions. As such, this collection provides an important contribution to discussion on security in Asia; one with potential to influence both political and military policy makers, security practitioners, and scholars. This book will be of much interest to students of Asian politics, regional security, diplomacy, and international relations.

Global Economic Prospects June 2015

... G 4sho r t - t e r m r a t e s Volat i lityof e q u ity m a r k e t s -2 -1 0 1 2 2015 2016 ... U.K. and Japanese bond yields, from zero to 100 percent.

Author: The World Bank

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 1464804850

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 194

View: 102

Global growth is expected to be 2.8 percent in 2015, but is expected to pick up to 3.2 percent in 2016-17. Growth in developing countries and some high-income countries is set to disappoint again this year. The prospect of rising borrowing costs will compound the challenges many developing countries are facing as they adapt to an era of low commodity prices. Risks to this outlook remain tilted to the downside. This edition of Global Economic Prospects includes two Special Features that analyze the policy challenges raised by the two transitions in developing countries: the risks associated with the first U.S. central bank interest rate increase since 2006 and the implications of persistently low commodity prices for low-income countries. Global Economic Prospects is a World Bank Group Flagship Report that examines global economic developments and prospects, with a special focus on developing countries, on a semiannual basis (in January and June). The January edition includes in-depth analyses of topical policy challenges faced by developing countries while the June edition contains shorter analytical pieces.

WTO E commerce and Information Technologies

Other proposals advocated a zero - for - zero approach for particular ... the failed efforts to add these products in the ITA II negotiations.169 Japan ...

Author: Sacha Wunsch-Vincent

Publisher: New York : United Nations Information and Communication Technologies Task Force


Category: Electronic commerce

Page: 175

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The purpose of this paper is to take stock and explain most of the IT- and ecommerce- related WTO issues. It provides a historical overview of the WTO's role with regard to e-commerce and IT trade between 1995 and 2003 and provides the contextual background to the complex set of existing rules, categories and debates. Its aim is to inform the representatives of developing nations, civil society, and others who want or need to understand more about the WTO's role in Information Technology governance and policy. Three key questions are addressed throughout the paper: How has the WTO approached e-commerce so far, and what results have been achieved? How can e-commerce be deconstructed into "baskets" of IT goods and services to clarify the issues at stake? How are the interests of developing nations included and addressed in the WTO's current approach to e-commerce?

Historical Dictionary of the Russo Japanese War

In The Russo–Japanese War in Global Perspective: World War Zero, vol. 2, ed. David Wolff et al., 417–31. Leiden: Brill, 2007. ... 38:2 (2015).

Author: Rotem Kowner

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442281847

Category: History

Page: 898

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The Russo-Japanese War was fought for 19 months (8 February 1904– 5 September 1905) between the empires of Japan and the Russia over the southern part of Manchuria and the Korean Peninsula. While essentially a colonial conflict, the war became a major engagement both in scale and innovation unseen until then. In recent years there has been a growing awareness that this event marks a historical juncture far more important than it was usually taken to be. This second edition of the Historical Dictionary of the Russo-Japanese War offers a major revision of the highly praised first edition, which, by all accounts, has been the standard work on this conflict in any language during the last decade. The book contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. Moreover, the dictionary section has some 800 new or fully revised cross-referenced entries on the battles, weaponry, and major personalities of the war, as well as various international events and conflicts, agreements, schemes, and projects that led to the war. This book is an excellent resource for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the Russo-Japanese War.

Focus On 100 Most Popular Light Novels

November 30, 2011. Retrieved October 24, 2015. ^ "Top-Selling Light Novels in Japan by Volume: 2015 (First Half)". Anime News Network. June 2, 2015.

Author: Wikipedia contributors

Publisher: e-artnow sro

ISBN: 4057664130



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The Case Against 2 Per Cent Inflation

Interest rates at zero would in no way be equivalent to −3% in real terms just because the Bank of Japan and Fed are trumpeting a 3% inflation standard.

Author: Brendan Brown

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319893572

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 232

View: 916

This book analyses the controversial and critical issue of 2% inflation targeting, currently practised by central banks in the US, Japan and Europe. Where did the 2% target inflation originate, and for what reason? Do these reasons stand up to scrutiny? This book explores these key questions, contributing to the growing debate that the global 2% inflation standard prescribed by the central banks in the advanced economies globally is actually contributing to the economic malaise of these nations. It presents novel theoretical perspectives, intertwined with historical and market understanding, and features analysis that draws on monetary theory (including Austrian school), behavioural finance, and finance theory. Alongside rigorous analysis of the past and present, the book also features forward looking chapters, exploring how the 2% global inflation standard could collapse and what would ideally follow its demise, including a new look at the role of gold.

OECD Economic Surveys Japan 2015

Japan's Strategy states that the country needs to shift “from an excessive employment stability ... The top performer is set at 200 and the lowest at zero.

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9264232370


Page: 144

View: 908

This 2015 OECD Economic Survey of Japan examines recent economic developments, policies and prospects. Special chapters cover enhancing innovation and dynamism; and reducing government debt.

Tumultuous Times

However, Japanese public finances are now mired in debt and in a critical situation. ... Tucker (2015). 2. For details, see Shirakawa (2009f). 3.

Author: Masaaki Shirakawa

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300258976

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 536

View: 637

A rare insider's account of the inner workings of the Japanese economy, and the Bank of Japan's monetary policy, by a career central banker The Japanese economy, once the envy of the world for its dynamism and growth, lost its shine after a financial bubble burst in early 1990s and slumped further during the Global Financial Crisis in 2008. It suffered even more damage in 2011, when a severe earthquake set off the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster. However, the Bank of Japan soldiered on to combat low inflation, low growth, and low interest rates, and in many ways it served as a laboratory for actions taken by central banks in other parts of the world. Masaaki Shirakawa, who led the bank as governor from 2008 to 2013, provides a rare insider's account of the workings of Japanese economic and monetary policy during this period and how it challenged mainstream economic thinking.

Regional Economic Outlook April 2015

... only 0.3 percent in January 2015, well below the Bank of Japan's 2 percent target. ... With nominal interest rates constrained by the zero lower bound, ...

Author: International Monetary Fund. Asia and Pacific Dept

Publisher: International Monetary Fund

ISBN: 1498339840

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 120

View: 696

Asia and the Pacific remains the global growth leader, albeit with a moderated pace of expansion since the global financial crisis. There is considerable diversity across the region: growth in China is slowing to a more sustainable pace, while in Japan a pickup in growth is expected. Non-oil commodity exporters have experienced sharply falling prices, while net importers have benefited from large changes in terms of trade. The April 2015 Regional Economic Outlook examines the volatility risks from this regional diversity, as well as Asia and Pacific’s role in global value chains and the factors affecting financial integration in Asia.

The Money Illusion

By fixing the yen to the dollar, Japanese inflation will gradually move up from zero or negative (in 2001) to something closer to 2% (the US inflation rate) ...

Author: Scott Sumner

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022677368X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 392

View: 627

"The Money Illusion is George Mason University economist Scott Sumner's end-to-end case for an evolved, less discretionary approach to monetary policy, which he and his cohort have termed "market monetarism." The nominal use of "market" here is telling: Sumner argues that public confidence in central banking institutions like the Fed is central, and as critical as forecasting, to ensuring the health and stability of the economy. To achieve it, he makes a case that monetary policy should be indexed against a pre-set growth trajectory (in the form of a steadily increasing nominal GDP), not regulated ad-hoc through interpretations of short-term market changes. As Sumner tells it, the Fed is simultaneously responsible for the Great Recession and our best safeguard against having it happen again. Part of that is a responsibility to chart a course, and to do so with transparency"--

The Chile 2015 Illapel Earthquake and Tsunami

The tsunami height was\2 m on the Japanese coast, but caused some property damage (Fujii and Satake 2013). The 2015 Illapel earthquake generated local and ...

Author: Carla Braitenberg

Publisher: Birkhäuser

ISBN: 3319578227

Category: Science

Page: 335

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This volume presents a collection of contributions that were published in "Pure and Applied Geophysics - pageoph" and which deals with the major earthquake that hit Illapel, Chile on September 16, 2015 with magnitude 8.3, and associated trans-oceanic tsunami. The subducting Nazca plate beneath the Andes caused this major earthquake, generating strong shaking, permanent deformation, free oscillations of the Earth, and tsunamis. This event occurred in the flat-angle subducting segment of the plate.The generated tsunami spread throughout the entire Pacific Ocean and was recorded by numerous coastal tide gauges and open-ocean DART stations. All articles give an up-to-date account of research in one of the most active seismic zones worldwide. An introductory article by Kenji Satake rounds this collection off.

Political Handbook of the World 2015

On June 2, 2010, Hatoyama became the fourth prime minister in a row to serve less ... The constitution of May 3, 1947, converted Japan from an absolute to a ...

Author: Tom Lansford

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 1483371581

Category: Reference

Page: 1888

View: 579

The Political Handbook of the World provides timely, thorough, and accurate political information, with more in-depth coverage of current political controversies than any other reference guide. The updated 2015 edition will continue to be the most authoritative source for finding complete facts and analysis on each country’s governmental and political makeup. Compiling in one place more than 200 entries on countries and territories throughout the world, this volume is renowned for its extensive coverage of all major and minor political parties and groups in each political system. It also provides names of key ambassadors and international memberships of each country, plus detailed profiles of more than 30 intergovernmental organizations and UN agencies. And this annual update includes coverage of current events, issues, crises, and controversies from the course of this year.

Introducing Japanese Popular Culture

October 15. www.the.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/2004/Oct/15/en/en04a.html [accessed March 2, 2015]. Honto rankingu. n.d. Honto Web.

Author: Alisa Freedman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131752893X

Category: Social Science

Page: 550

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Specifically designed for use on a range of undergraduate and graduate courses, Introducing Japanese Popular Culture is a comprehensive textbook offering an up-to-date overview of a wide variety of media forms. It uses particular case studies as a way into examining the broader themes in Japanese culture and provides a thorough analysis of the historical and contemporary trends that have shaped artistic production, as well as, politics, society, and economics. As a result, more than being a time capsule of influential trends, this book teaches enduring lessons about how popular culture reflects the societies that produce and consume it. With contributions from an international team of scholars, representing a range of disciplines from history and anthropology to art history and media studies, the book’s sections include: Television Videogames Music Popular Cinema Anime Manga Popular Literature Fashion Contemporary Art Written in an accessible style by a stellar line-up of international contributors, this textbook will be essential reading for students of Japanese culture and society, Asian media and popular culture, and Asian Studies in general.

2015 External Sector Report Individual Economy Assessments

Foreign asset and liability Japan Background. The net international investment position (NIIP) position has nearly doubled in the last ten years to close ...

Author: International Monetary Fund

Publisher: International Monetary Fund

ISBN: 1498344356

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 63

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The external sector assessments use a wide range of methods, including the External Balance Assessment (EBA) developed by the IMF’s Research Department to estimate desired current account balances and real exchange rates (see Annex I of the 2015 External Sector Report, also IMF Working Paper WP/13/272 for a complete description of the EBA methodology). In all cases, the overall assessment is based on the judgment of IMF staff drawing on the inputs provided by these model estimates and other analysis and the estimates are subject to uncertainty. The assessments discuss a broad range of external indicators: the current account, the real effective exchange rate, capital and financial accounts flows and measures, FX intervention and reserves and the foreign asset or liability position. The individual economy assessments are discussed with the respective authorities as a part of bilateral surveillance.